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Format: 12-18-2014
Format: 12-18-2014
Introduction A fundamental task of government is to enact rules for human interactions. As Adam Smith explained long ago, among the functions of such rules is establishing binding agreements among...
December 17, 2014 | Report |
FOREWORD Dear Readers, Demos means “the people” of a nation, and it is the root word of democracy. Yet the diverse members of our extraordinary American demos have never enjoyed equal access to the...
December 11, 2014 | Report |
A la altura de ciento cincuenta años después de las enmiendas de reconstrucción, y más que una generación después de la revolución de los derechos civiles, lograr una verdadera equidad racial sigue...
December 11, 2014 | Report |
Demos is a national, non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Demos’...
December 8, 2014 | Testimony |
Key Findings The notion that all citizens have a voice in our country’s governance is at the center of the American ideal of democracy. Yet the role of corporate and private money in our political...
November 24, 2014 | Report |
Democracy has at its heart a basic promise: citizens have an equal voice in deciding who represents them. This promise went unfulfilled again in 2014. Large donors accounted for the vast majority of...
November 20, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Karen Shanton
Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth’s unlikely path—from Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this...
November 5, 2014 | Book |
The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri brought to light a set of racial injustices in the lived daily experiences of the city’s African American residents.1 Attempts to understand...
October 30, 2014 | Explainer |
Karen Shanton
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, Americans battered by job loss, foreclosure, and plummeting home values tightened their belts and paid down debt. The Latino community, hit particularly hard...
October 27, 2014 | Report |
Over the last half-century, affluent Americans have turned out to vote at significantly higher rates than lower-income Americans. On the surface, this would seem to pose a serious problem for equal...
October 23, 2014 | Explainer |